Presentation on theme: "Designing and Developing a Portal for the Polar Grid High Performance Computing System at ECSU Mentor: Mr. Jeff Wood Team Members: Patrina Bly, Justin."— Presentation transcript:
Designing and Developing a Portal for the Polar Grid High Performance Computing System at ECSU Mentor: Mr. Jeff Wood Team Members: Patrina Bly, Justin Deloatch, Camden Hearn, Jonathan Henderson
Abstract Designing and Developing a Portal for the Polar Grid High Performance Computing System at Elizabeth City State University Polar Grid is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program funded partnership of Indiana University (IU) and Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) to acquire and deploy the computing infrastructure needed to investigate the urgent problems in glacial melting. The grid will be comprised of ruggedized laptops and computer clusters deployed in the field in the Polar Regions and two large scale computing clusters for detailed analysis in the U.S. – one to be installed at IU, and the other at ECSU. This installation will give ECSU a 5 Teraflop MSI High performance computing system, building on its distance education and undergraduate laboratory infrastructure to create tremendous outreach capabilities. Accessing this computing cluster will entail the development of a grid portal that provides security, access to data, the ability to process data, and education/outreach functions. Development of this portal started with the documentation of terms, processes, and software needed to develop a portal and the understanding of what the grid is. This project then progressed to produce Extensible Markup Language (XML) page structures that could display processed data acquired during expeditions in Greenland and Antarctica. Another aspect has been the development of “iGoogle Gadgets” that simulate the portal user environment along with the process of converting that gadget into an RSS feed.
PolarGrid Project Understanding of Ice Sheets Grid Portal
Terminology Defined unknown terms Produced an online glossary Sources
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